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With novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hospitalizations at record levels, Ballad Health is providing feedback to the communities it serves, intended to optimize healthcare resources for those who need it most. ... read more about Ballad Health issues statement on emergency department utilization.
An increase in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Appalachian Highlands has prompted Ballad Health to postpone all elective and non-emergent surgeries, including already-scheduled procedures. ... read more about Increase in regional COVID-19 cases leads Ballad Health to delay all elective surgical procedures, limit visitation to patients with COVID-19.
Ballad Health unequivocally supports taking all appropriate measures to keep children in schools for in-person learning. We believe taking the steps recommended by medical boards and the CDC are most likely to enhance the opportunity to keep children in school. ... read more about Statement in support of in-person learning and protection measures for children.
An increase in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has prompted Ballad Health to defer all elective, non-emergent surgical cases requiring overnight patient stays as of Monday, Aug. 16. ... read more about Ballad Health defers elective overnight procedures, citing significant and projected increases in local COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases surge across the Appalachian Highlands, Ballad Health is ramping up efforts to protect community members through vaccinations. ... read more about Rising COVID-19 rates, Delta variant spread prompt Ballad Health to extend vaccination efforts.
Report by survey team finds zero deficiencies for trauma program at Johnson City Medical Center. Issues Level I Trauma Center Reverification July 14 ... read more about State of Tennessee Survey Gives High Marks to Region’s Level I Trauma Program.
Ballad Health CVA Heart Institute cardiologist, Dr. Chris Metzger, leads national study on the effectiveness of the CGuard system developed by InspireMD ... read more about Ballad Health hosts first United States clinical trials of CGuard Embolic Protection System.
Ballad Health names local healthcare leader Karen Eller Shelton, MD, as vice president and chief medical officer of Bristol Regional Medical Center ... read more about Ballad Health names Dr. Karen Eller Shelton vice president and chief medical officer of Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Volunteer fire stations in Sullivan County will host public blood drives. The station that collects the most will claim a trophy – and bragging rights. ... read more about Marsh Regional Blood Center encourages friendly competition with Fire Station Showdown blood drives.
Ballad Health opens Lee County Community Hospital, a new rural hospital serving rural Pennington Gap and its surrounding communities. ... read more about Southwest Virginia community perseveres, Ballad Health opens new Lee County Community Hospital .